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Predicting Every Round of the 2020 NASCAR Playoffs

Reading Time: 5 minutesTomorrow night NASCAR will kick off this year’s playoffs at Darlington Raceway with the Cook Out Southern 500. After a hectic race at Daytona last week seeing William Byron win his first Cup race and secure a spot in the playoffs, the field is now set. This is the playoff field in order of points: 4 Kevin Harvick 11 Denny Hamlin 2 Brad Keselowski 22 Joey Logano 9 Chase Elliott 19 Martin Truex Jr. 12 Ryan Blaney 88 Alex Bowman 24 William Byron 3 Austin Dillon 41 Cole Custer 10 Aric Almirola 14 Clint Bowyer 18...

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Recapping NASCAR’s Inaugural Race at the Daytona Road Course

Reading Time: 2 minutesEarlier today, NASCAR ran its first race on the road course at Daytona International Speedway. After canceling the Go Bowling 235 at the Glen at New York’s Watkins Glen Speedway due to COVID-19 related issues, it was announced the road course in Daytona would be replacing it. After 65 intense laps, Chase Elliott took the checkered flag and won the third straight road course race. Here was the top five: 1st – Chase Elliott (NAPA 9) 2nd – Denny Hamlin (FedEx 11) 3rd – Martin Truex Jr. (Bass Pro Shops 19) 4th – Jimmie Johnson (Ally...

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Who Should Drive the 48 for Hendrick Motorsports in 2021?

Reading Time: 3 minutesAfter the 2019 season came to a close, seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnosn announced 2020 would be his last year racing full time. Since 2002 he has dominated competition, tying legends Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty with seven championships. Although this year has been rough for him, underperforming and contracting COVID-19, he’s a guaranteed Hall of Famer and maybe the greatest driver ever. This leaves the question, who’ll drive his 48 car next year? Erik Jones To many racing fans, Jones seems the most likely candidate to move to the 48 next year. Just...

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What the Return of Fans to NASCAR Means For Sports

Reading Time: 2 minutesMay 17th marked a massive day for NASCAR, and really the entire sports world. On that day, NASCAR returned to Darlington Raceway with strict health procedures including social distancing, masks, a thorough cleansing of the garage and track area, and even dropped hundreds of people that normally are at the track that will now have to stay back at the shops. Those people in particular are engineers, HR personnel, social media managers, and even some sponsorship owners. Flash forward to now July 2nd, everyone is wondering when fans will return to the track. Well, NASCAR has...

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Why Chase Elliott Is the Dark Horse to Win the Cup Series

Reading Time: 2 minutesOver the past six weeks, NASCAR has held eleven cup series races. While it’s definitely had some ups and downs with the return, there has been one glaring constant: Chase Elliott’s speed. During the first eleven races back, the #9 car has had eight top five finishes. At Bristol, he crashed with Joey Logano in a battle for first during overtime. At the race in Talladega, he was wrecked and knocked out when running P3 with 55 laps left, and just like that a legitimate shot to win back-to-back races at the fastest speedway on Earth...

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